Get ready to enjoy a wonderful trip report from long time Doll Diaries community member Rachael.
This past week, my mom and I made the trip up to what might be best described as an American Girl consignment store in New Hampshire. It was about an hour drive for us, but oh, was it worth it!
For long-time American Girl fans like my mom and me, it was like diving into an old American Girl and Pleasant Company catalogue. From the historical characters, to American Girl of Today, to the Girls of the Year, this store had it all. The best part was that we got to really go through and see and touch the accessories, clothing, and furniture in person rather than just browsing online. We spent about two hours walking around, and easily could have spent two more!
The store rivaled the fun of an American Girl place, and this is coming from someone who greatly looks forward to her annual visit to AG Place Natick for the release of the new Girl of the Year! Going to this store was quite an experience, so that’s why I wanted to spread the word to other doll-lovers in the New England area who might want to check it out!
Outside of the store they have a great summery beach display with tons of retired items.
This is a shot of the display behind the front check out. They had every historical girl on display with the exception of Addy, who was elsewhere in the store. Many of these dolls come with their original boxes. You can also see a prominent section dedicated to Isabelle, but since she’s so new, they and fewer items from her collection.
A view of the Girls of the Year. Many items from each of their collections are displayed just below!
One view of the “historical area” with Samantha and Nellie dolls, plus many items from Molly’s collection, including her original white trunk
Another view of the historical area, this time, with Kit, Kaya, Kirsten, and Felicity items!
Mia and her bedroom set, plus many Julie items behind!
Desks and bathroom accessories in the American Girl Today section. In addition to all of these items, they also had many of the retired tables and baking sets!
And of course, they had outfits, galore! This is just one view of some of the really old American Girl of Today outfits, and as you can see, they often have multiples of the same set! In addition to this display rack, they had tons more throughout the store!
For the horse lover, a whole stable of American Girl horses and riding outfits, plus the retired stable set from Felicity’s collection
Thanks Rachael for the awesome trip report!!!